Under our control, the heart is selfish and lawless. The eyes too must come under Yah’s control.
Shalom, and happy morning to you. Since we have a maker, and we did not make ourselves; since we can look to a higher being whose infinite wisdom is at our disposal, we need not attempt to order our lives the way we see fit. Yah, who knows how best we are to function and operate, is ever willing and ready to direct us and any aspect of our being if we simply ask him to.
In two particular verses of Psalm 119, King David demonstrates how we are to approach Yah with such requests, and what we are to ask. He addresses two problematic aspects of our being: the heart and the eyes. Under our control, the heart is selfish and lawless. This is why we must ask Yah to incline our hearts to his laws, and to remove selfish desires from us, which stem from the heart.
The eyes also, which are connected to the evil desires of the same heart, and thus feed those desires through what we see, must come under Yah’s control and direction as well. So, like David, we must come before Yah and say:
36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! 37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; give me life in your ways.
—Psalm 119:36 – 37
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